CALL FOR PAPER International Conference: Ecotourism

Call for Papers

International Conference on Ecotourism:

“Ecotourism Destination Management for Small Islands

in Adapting Climate Change Challenges”

Center for Tourism Studies UGM

Yogyakarta, Indonesia, April 27th – 28th, 2011

Deadline of Abstract Submission: March 31TH, 2011

Working language: English


Tourism is a major economic activity for Pacific Island countries. It can be seen from the statistic data that shows high number of jobs in tourism activities. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) noted that tourism have been encouraging the growth of travel agent and provide 100 million jobs in 21 countries in Asia Pacific. Furthermore, World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) predicted that tourism would increase the number of job in 25% that means open the opportunity for 30 million workers. In fact it assigns the reasons for Asia Pacific countries to enhance the productivity in the sector of tourism through increasing the tourism contribution in the economic. In globally, World Tourism Organization (WTO) pointed out that the number of international visitors in Asia Pacific countries was 182 million in 2007, which increase to become 184 million in 2008. In addition, in particular for Pacific countries the number of visitors in 2007 was 11.2 million and 11.1 million in 2008 (WTO, 2009).

Through the concept of ecotourism the actions to promote special interest tourists (ecotourists) are needed. A long with the increasing of awareness of tourism practitioners one need to have better understanding, knowledge and learning from best practice in order to obtain insights of the better ecotourism management and development in particular for governments and private sectors. Furthermore Center for Tourism Studies collaborated with the Ministry of Foreign Affair of Indonesia will conduct the International Conference of Ecotourism, title: “Ecotourism Destination Management for Small Islands in Adapting Climate Change Challenges”


The sub theme of the Conference are including:

1. Geostrategy and Geopolitic of Tourism

2. Small Island and Tourism Development Planning

3. Ecotourism Destination Management: Product and Market

4. Culture and Social of Small Islands in Tourism

5. Climate Change and Disaster Management


  1. Please submit only the abstract by March 30th, 2011 (in MS Word) by email attachment to with attention to “Rindrasih Puspar”. The abstract should not exceed 500 words in length, and should be organized according to the following standardized content:

(1)    Paper title

(2)    Author address and the corresponding author

(3)    Objective

(4)    Methodology

(5)    Preliminary findings

(6)    Potential contributions to the literature (ecotourism, disaster, community, etc)

  1. Abstract received by the deadline will be immediately reviewed by a team of reviewers. The notification of acceptance will be announced on April 5th, 2011.
  2. Submission of full paper will be invited after the abstract has been accepted. All full papers received will be reviewed by the reviewer’s team. The reviewed papers will then be acknowledged in the conference proceeding as peer reviewed. The paper should not exceed 10 pages of A-4 paper size, double space. The notification of selected papers to be presented on April 20th, 2011.


Dead line for submission abstract March 31th, 2011
Notification of acceptance/rejection the abstract April 5th, 2011
Deadline of full paper submission April 14th, 2011
Notification of selected papers to be presented April 20th, 2011
Deadline Observer registration April 21th, 2011
Conference date April 27 – 28th, 2011


Professional IDR  1.500.000,-
Student *) IDR     750.000,-

*) The scholarship is available for students in the limited amount


The conference will be held in Yogyakarta- Indonesia, date 27 – 28 April 2011


Day 1: International Seminar (27 April 2011)

In class presentation

Day 2: Field Trip (28 April 2011)

Field Trip


Erda Rindrasih
(+62 274 564138 – Cell Phone: +62 8122619817)


Center for Tourism Studies (Puspar)

Universitas Gadjah Mada

Bulaksumur Blok J-3 Yogyakarta 55128



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